Cosplay Contest Info and Forms are Live!
Information and sign-up forms for our 2023 cosplay competitions are now live! Our cosplay contests fill up quickly, so please enter as soon as possible!
Colossalcon 21.5 date announcement
Mark your calendars! Colossalcon .5 returns to Fun n Stuff on July 15th @ 11pm! More info on attractions available can be found here.
Guest Announcement: The Shake Ups
The Shake Ups are an award-winning, Midwestern-based power-pop band that plays songs about animation and pop culture! For more than a decade, The Shake Ups have been wowing audiences across the U.S. with their combination of hook-laden tunes, colorful cosplays and multimedia presentation.
The band has released several collections of critically lauded original music tributes to animated series recent and vintage (Voltron Legendary Defender, Steven Universe, Scooby Doo) and perform a variety of cartoon themes (Teen Titans, Sailor Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Powerpuff Girls, etc.).
Nuvo’s annual reader’s poll awarded The Shake Ups the title of ‘Best Pop Band’ for three consecutive years. The Shake Ups most recently won the ‘Best Original Song’ category at New Jersey Webfest in 2022.
The Shake Ups continue to build on their reputation as a primary force in the pop culture fan community. The Shake Ups are professional crowd pleasers… and the galaxy’s most animated band! theshakeups.net
Rooms available at Sawmill Creek
We have some rooms remaining in our block at Sawmill Creek, one of our overflow hotels. Below is rate info and how to book:
Double Queen Rooms
King Bed with pullout chair
To book please follow these steps:
-Select arrival/departure dates (you can select up to 5/31/2023 – 6/05/2023 )
-Under “special Codes” select Group/Block
-Under “Code” type in our code: Colossalcon2023
Help out our friends at The Federation
Our friends at The Federation have purchased a large scale model of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek: The Exhibition, and now they need help to prepare space for the proper placement and restoration of the model. We will match any donated funds up to $2k, just make sure to credit us as the referral. Please consider donating. Thank you!
Guest Announcement: Cybertronic Spree
More than meets the eye, The Cybertronic Spree are here on Earth with one critical mission: To party like it’s 1986! This band of Transformers has been brought together by the power of rock ’n roll and they can’t be stopped. Join Hotrod, Arcee, Rumble, Unicron, Soundwave, Bumblebee, Shockwave and a Quintesson as they prove they’ve got the power to light your darkest hour. Known across the galaxy for having cast aside their warring factions in the search for the ultimate party, these rockstars in disguise play music from The Transformers: The Movie, hit film and anime songs, and video game covers. They blend their love for the ’80s and ’80s metal into an energon-fueled, unforgettable live show!
Guest Announcement: CutiePieSensei
Jasmine James, known by her alias name CutiePieSensei, is an American cosplayer, fashion designer, social media influencer, and artist based out of Atlanta, GA. By combining her love of gaming, comics, anime and art in general, Jasmine was able to find cosplay as the perfect outlet to unleash her creativity. She’s also a co-founder and designer for the new pop-culture inspired fashion brand, Fira X Wear. By day, she works as a concept artist for the game Smite, where she combines her knowledge of physical costume construction with her artistic knowledge to create concepts for both her cosplays and the game. She is also known for her appearances on Marvel 616 and Marvel Becoming.
Panel submissions are now open for 2023!
If you’d like to host a panel for Colossalcon 2023, please read the rules and fill out the form found at the bottom of the page
Guest Announcement: Mystery Skulls
Luis Dubuc was looking for a change of pace when he started his dance/electro-soul act, Mystery Skulls in 2011. And what started off as a new passion project quickly turned into something larger than life.
Fans were quickly enchanted by the upbeat, groovy sounds Mystery Skulls was producing. As fans grew rabid for more content, Luis continued to produce new and exciting music that they could lose themselves in. The result is an impressive discography that has amassed over 100 million streams and nearly 550,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone.
Back to Life (2019) and Now or Never (2020), the latest two full length albums from Mystery Skulls have shown that there’s no limit to the project’s success. Having self-produced and self-released both albums, Luis poured himself into each album and the fans immediately connected with that. This landed both albums at #1 on the iTunes Electronic charts, surpassing legendary acts like The Chemicals Brothers and Moby.
Following the release of Back to Life, Mystery Skulls hit the road, aiming to reach as many fans as possible, selling out shows throughout North America and the UK. Luis is passionate about creating powerful moments of joy and release for fans through his live sets, and because of that he has been able to take Mystery Skulls to a wide array of events from the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience, to opening for Busta Rhymes at the Cannes Film Festival, and the ESPN X-Games.
Every live set is a chance to let go. Mystery Skulls adds a layer of intrigue to each performance with his backlit set, leaving him a shadowy, pulsating figure in the night. The anonymity translates onto his diverse set of fans, leading them to feel free to lose themselves on the dance floor for the evening.
Despite COVID-19 halting touring plans throughout the last year, Mystery Skulls continued to show unstoppable force. July 2021 gave way to a feature in Fortnite of his animated short for fan favorite, “Ghost.” Keeping up the momentum Mystery Skulls plan to release a full length album at the end of 2021 and will headline in North America throughout Spring 2022.
The future is limitless and Mystery Skulls is taking advantage of every second of it. Join in on the adventure!
2023 Artist Alley application is now open!
Please be sure to read the rules before applying! For 2023, we have removed the new artist alley room that was open Saturday-Sunday in order to increase the overall size of the room for the whole weekend. Submissions close on January 18th, 2023.